Name: John Pringle
Profession: High School English Teacher / Water Polo and Swim Coach
How long have you been a member at WCF? 4 ½ months
How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness? The best part about CrossFit is the stress-relief. I can come in to the box after a tough day dealing with sarcastic and lazy teenagers and know I’m going to get a great workout and put aside all the negatives. I feel energetic at work and I tend to be much more positive. I also love talking about my workouts with student-athletes and sharing my gains and accomplishments. I FEEL GREAT!!!
What is your athletic background? I’m a former water polo player and swimmer. I also have competed in a few triathlons, both sprint and Olympic distances. I’m not a fan of running, but I have participated in a few 10K’s
Favorite WOD: FRAN
Favorite Lift: THRUSTER
Least Favorite WOD: Anything with a lot of running
Least Favorite Lift: Does running count as a lift? I certainly am carrying a load!
What are your proudest CrossFit achievements? Passing the Level 1 Certification Course, dropping 4:30 off my FRAN time, performing kipping pull-ups in every WOD, and being able to work out with my “primo” John Chris Castanedo
Name one goal and/or personal record you would like to accomplish through CrossFit? I would like to qualify for the CrossFit Regionals in the next 2-3 years, finish the LA triathlon in under 3 hours, and beat Patrick at least once in a WOD.
Any advice for someone thinking about trying CrossFit or someone who has just started? It’s all in the journey! I usually say to myself on days when I don’t want to exercise that, when I’m done, I won’t regret having worked out. I will regret not working out.
Favorite place to eat? California Grill in Uptown Whittier
Favorite cheat meal? Combo pizza (pepperoni, mushroom, olives, ham, and onions) from Brickhouse Pizza in Whittier (with Tapatio!)